We're looking for our next set of public sector teams to take part in the learning program across Australia and New Zealand.
We’re excited to launch another program running from October 2019 - May 2020, building on the Victorian pilot program we ran in 2018 in partnership with the Department of Premier and Cabinet and our current Australia - New Zealand wide program.
Extending our usual six month program to allow for the summer break, teams will be taken through an intensive journey working on real government projects. These projects, which are connected to real departmental priorities, act as the vehicle for learning new ways of doing policy making in government.
Across the course of the program, teams will be taught by experienced practitioners drawn from our international faculty, which this year included Penny Hagen from Auckland Co-design Lab, Andrea Siodmok from Policy Lab in the Cabinet Office, UK, and Cassie Robinson from The National Lottery Community Fund, UK.
About the programme
The States of Change learning programme is a practice-led experience that embeds innovation capability and helps public servants become better problem solvers.
Over eight months (extended to allow for the summer break), teams take part in the programme alongside their day jobs and learn how to take an experimental approach to problem solving. This involves exploring problems from new perspectives, and then testing and iterating possible solutions in order to quickly learn what works and what doesn’t. Importantly, participants also learn how to help create the right conditions for innovation to happen.
Throughout, teams work on real-life projects from their departments that they bring to the programme. This ensures a bias towards practical action and ‘learning by doing’, taking teams on a learning journey where they go from testing out new approaches to applying them in practice.
As this is a cross-jurisdictional programme, teams will be drawn from a range of locations across Australia and New Zealand. Bringing together like-minded individuals and teams to learn new ways of working, thinking and tackling problems and building a network of change agents across the region.
Want to be part of the next cohort?
Applications are now open!
You can download the Application Pack using the button to the right.
Applications will be open until the 6th September 2019. We’ll be reviewing them as they come in and only have ten places available, so don’t wait until the deadline!
The programme itself kicks off on the 21st October with a week training session in Melbourne, and you can find all the details about how to apply in our Application Pack.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if there are any info sessions in your jurisdictions and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any other questions!